I am originally from Rochester, New York, but first moved to Thailand with my husband, Tim, as a youth in 1982. I have Master’s degrees in Public Health and in Primary Education, and I am certified in the Montessori method of education. I have worked in the field of international education for 35 years. I have opened private Montessori schools in rural Thailand and in Hanoi, Vietnam, conducted teacher training, have worked in international schools (Vietnam, Romania, India), and been an educational consultant with Save the Children, CARE International as well as the Ministry of Education in Laos. More recently, I have been a children’s book writer and have given talks in international schools about our travels and adventures.
My husband and fellow WI faculty member Tim and I make our home in Chiang Mai, Thailand. We have been married for over 40 years, have two married children and two grandchildren (and have experiences with the consent process), and have worked as a team (“even as one soul”) helping couples and communities with marriage and family issues for 20 years. We are passionate about working with people considering marriage and married couples wishing to enrich their relationships. We enjoy helping couples to understand each other’s character more deeply and helping them develop practical skills and approaches for building their “fortress for wellbeing.”
Tim and I are certified to deliver the Prepare-Enrich assessment and to conduct the Prepare-Enrich marriage education program. We are also certified in Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), are trained facilitators for The Virtues ProjectTM, and have completed Dale Carnegie Training in human relations principles.
Diana serves with her husband, Tim, on the Foundations for Relationships course.